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Little Pappasito's Cantina

2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209 (Greenway/ Upper Kirby)
(713) 520-5066
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Ranked #209 of 7,278 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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San Antonio, Texas, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best food in Houston especially fish Tacos. Fresh grilled Mahai mahai fantastic A plus very fun and great service Chips And creamy salsa also very good no room left for desert

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Houston, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I'll start by saying that I used to be a loyal Pappa's fan, but after this last incident, I am going to go take a TEX Mex cooking course and learn to cook everything myself. I was at this restaurant on Saturday Nov. 1, 2014 at about 3pm in the afternoon. After enjoying deliciously sized margaritas, and the mixed grilled... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

tried a margarita and loved it. Given treats to try because we were foreigners on tour. Good Mexican fare at a reasonable price. Very helpful waiting staff

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Lancaster, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

All good here. Sat at the bar, bartender was very knowledgeable about their products both drinks ad food. Mango top shelf and wave margaritas were perfect. Food was hot and delicious. They even warm up the salsa. Pappasito's didn't disappoint.

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Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I ate at the little Pappasito's. The serving sizes are just way too big for human consumption. The prices follow accordingly. The traffic was horrible. The location was only 4 miles from our hotel but it took over and hour each way. The place was very loud and crowded. The staff kept busy socializing with a select... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always look forward to eating here and am amazed how busy it is even during the middle of the week. The cocktails - margaritas are great - including the skinny margarita!. The ambiance is loud, but cool! The menu is extensive with so many choices ranging from traditional mexican to fish or steak dishes. The fajitas are enormous and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Better Mexican food you will not find! Excellent atmosphere and very relaxing vibe. Doesn't have a chain feel at all and very knowledgeable servers. Fabulous fajitas. A must do visit for sure.

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Houston, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There's a restaurant kingdom in Houston, Texas founded by the Pappas family. Choices from high quality steaks to seafood and more choices at many different locations. There's a Sunday brunch offered at their Cantinas. The choices are limited but those restaurants are generally good to very good. At the Cantina on Richmond Ave. at Kirby during the brunch and perhaps... More 

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Los Angeles
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you want great service, ask for "Brad"...he's a trainer for all the new waitstaff. The food at Little Pappasitos is always great. The menu offers incredible variety. You'll want to go back again and again! We look forward to dining at Little Pappasito's everytime we visit Houston.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

They have some higher priced items, but we all had tacos which were more reasonable. Lots of unique drinks, also expensive. We had a looooonnnggg wait for our dessert, which was odd. Tables are close together and because it's crowded, very noisy. All that said, the food was good and our server pleasant and helpful.

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Additional Information about Little Pappasito's Cantina

Address: 2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
Phone Number: (713) 520-5066
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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